News M.P. Jamie Schmale encouraging county residents to apply for funding under seniors’ grant program SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, staff Wednesday, May. 16th, 2018 Photo : Supplied by www.jamieschmale.ca Funding is now available for programs that will keep our seniors active in their communities. Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Brock M.P. Jamie Schmale says the application period for the New Horizons for Seniors Program is now open. In order to qualify, programs must promote volunteering among seniors and expand awareness of elder abuse just to name a few. According to Schmale, Groups can apply for a maximum of $25,000 in funding. Schmale adds that according to the 2016 census, there are currently 100,000 more seniors in Canada than children and that gap is expected to widen in the coming years. The average age of Haliburton’s population is between 52 and 53 years old. The deadline to apply is June 15th. Click here to fill out the form.